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MMU Pgce interview

Discussion in 'Thinking of teaching' started by alysongrad, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. Hi, I'm new on here and could do with a little help!
    I've got my interview for secondary english at mmu next wednesday and I only found out on saturday so I don't have much time to prepare! Since I found out I've been on here and other websites to find advice and most people say their interviews consisted of some form of presentation or pre-set questions but the letter I got didn't say anything about anything like that! The whole day is about 3 hours, including an induction session on the uni and an individual interview of about 30 mins. It doesn't give me any questions to pick or inform me of anything that I should prepare. I'm panicking quite a bit and thinking that there was a separate sheet with all this info on and I just didn't receive it! Does anyone out there have an interview at mmu coming up (or already had one) and did your letter say the same???

    Any help would be great and no doubt help me calm down a bit! Thanks! :)
     
  2. Hi, I'm new on here and could do with a little help!
    I've got my interview for secondary english at mmu next wednesday and I only found out on saturday so I don't have much time to prepare! Since I found out I've been on here and other websites to find advice and most people say their interviews consisted of some form of presentation or pre-set questions but the letter I got didn't say anything about anything like that! The whole day is about 3 hours, including an induction session on the uni and an individual interview of about 30 mins. It doesn't give me any questions to pick or inform me of anything that I should prepare. I'm panicking quite a bit and thinking that there was a separate sheet with all this info on and I just didn't receive it! Does anyone out there have an interview at mmu coming up (or already had one) and did your letter say the same???

    Any help would be great and no doubt help me calm down a bit! Thanks! :)
     
  3. Hi
    This may help. I think a lot of the advice you may have read is related to primary PGCE. I recently went for an interview at MMU for Primary, where we were asked to do a 2 min presentation in a group and a computerised literacy exam. I am guessing that the format for you will be different so don't panic. It was quite a relaxed atmostphere and I think the most important thing is to be yourself. Be confident, but not overly confident and really let you passion for teaching show.
    Hope that helps and good luck!
     
  4. Thanks, that was a great help!
     
  5. Hey! I also have my PGCE on weds! for design and technology, my letter says pretty much the same as urs. I dont need to do a presentation or anything!? Glad u have wrote on here! It says that all i have is a 30min interview between 1 and 4ish and there is a presentation by some member of staff in the morning. I think all the uni's are different. I was really worried about needing to know everything about teaching and then i spoke to a few of the teachers i work with and they say that the most importnat thing is to get across your passion for your chosen subject and for teaching. It is all about personality and how u communicate i think, Although I have been a swot with the curriculum and stuff! good luck on weds!
    Rach
     
  6. Hi, i have my interview on wednesday for secondary english at mmu too. what time is urs? my letter sounds like urs, no presentation etc, just interview topics x x
     
  7. Were you given interview topics??!! I wasn't! What were your topics? Mine just says the interview is at 1...but whether that's the actual interview or that's when the induction starts, I don't know. It says the whole day is around 3 hours and the individual interview is 20-30mins. Is that the same for you?
     
  8. i have a list of topics under the section "during the interview you will have the opportunity to..." have u not got that. Its on the Interview Information Sheet
     
  9. my day starts at 11 i.e. talks and my interview at 13.15 in simon building. maybe ours are different? x
     
  10. Heloha,
    I was in exactly the same boat as you last week, I had no idea what they might ask me at all for my interview at Leeds Trinity for secondary history and in the end it was nothing that I had looked at!! Typical! I think that every uni has a different selection process but I think the trick is to go in there knowing/thinking that you can do it and that will come through to the assessers. I think that if you over prepare too much, you just become even more unstuck when they ask you something that you weren't expecting!
    Anyhos, good luck tommorrow and remember to smile! (simple yet effective!)
    x
     
  11. Nope, mine didn't have any interview topics! Typical! I knew something must have been missing! ON the interview infor sheet, it just said what the schedule for the day would be!

    But, it seems like it didn't really hinder me as I think the interview went quite well (fingers crossed!) For anyone who's still got theirs coming up-it's not as bad as you think! It wasn't scary or anything and the only thing that slightly threw me was the small writing task we were given (but don't worry, it's nothing bad!). It's true that your enthusiasm and passion really are the most important things. So good luck to anyone else and thank you to everyone who gave me advice on here! I'll let you know how I get on! xx
     
  12. hey i hope you dont mind me messaging you but i also have an interview for primary pgce at mmu on 8th dec and just wondered if ud had your interview yet?and what kind of questions they asked?i hope it went well and good luck if you havent had it yet :)
     
  13. How did your interview go? You had feedback yet?
    I have mine in a couple of days. Could you be kind enough to shed any light on how the interview was? What did you do your presentation on? What happened following that and what did the write up involve?
    Thanks.
     
  14. Hi,
    I have my Primary interview on Friday and would appreciate any interview tips or general information about the format of the individual interview. Is the presentation given to a small group for you then to discuss?
    Thanks for any advice!
     
  15. hi guys! i had my interview on 3rd march at MMU...I just wondered if anyone has heard anything yet? I hate waiting!
     
  16. Hey, I was at that interview too, what subject specialism were you interviewing for? I still haven't heard anything either- it's driving me mad! Hopefully we wont have to wait too long either, though I've heard people have been waited around a fortnight in the past. Kim.
     
  17. hi, i am hoping to get a place on the spanish course. how about you? i know on the day they said we should hopefully hear within a week maybe 2 but it is too much to bear!! i have been checking for an update several times a day!! good luck!
     
  18. Checked GTTR this morning and it's up! I've got a place, hope you get good news too :).
     
  19. Aww, sorry to hear that- I hope you hear soon! Mine is for English, but it was at the MMU Crewe campus so perhaps they're more on the ball than MMU Didsbury? Good luck!
     

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